Weekend notebook: Big second half for Smith, Admirals

A date with the Manitoba Moose ― and a chance to avoid a dangerous best-of-three first-round Calder Cup Playoff series ― is at stake for the Milwaukee Admirals and Rockford IceHogs tonight when the Central Division rivals meet in the AHLTV Free Game of the Week (8 ET/7 CT).

Weekend notebook: Crunch time in Syracuse

This is more like it, Alex Barré-Boulet says. Back in mid-February, Syracuse’s Calder Cup Playoff chances looked rather wobbly. But recently the Crunch have looked much more like the club that has made winning a habit in Syracuse.

NHL trade deadline shakes up AHL rosters

With Monday’s NHL trade deadline now having passed, several AHL clubs saw significant roster shake-ups that may impact stretch-drive races across each of the league’s four divisions.